Re: Audio/Memory Problems + Windows.old
You need to contact Dell support, not MS. MS will just refer you back to
"Shadz07x" <Shadz07x@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I tried contacting Microsoft Support about this, but I kept getting this;
> unknown application error occurred. Please try again in a few minutes."
> Keep in mind, my knowledge with computers is somewhat limited.
> I recently purchased a Dell XPS 1530 laptop for college. It has been
> fine for the last month (on Vista SP1), but this morning I was getting a
> errors. First, the sound wouldn't work. The icon in the system tray had a
> red 'X' over it, and when I right-clicked it, had the 'Open Volume Mixer'
> option grayed out. Also, the Network icon in the system tray said that the
> operation didn't have enough memory storage for it to operate. I don't
> remember the EXACT errors for these, but I'm almost positive the audio one
> was along the lines of, "The audio service is not running" and the memory
> was "Not enough storage is available to complete this operation". However,
> rather than find a solution for this, I tried to system restore, but when
> got the the system restore screen, I was met by the same "Not enough
> is available to complete this operation" error that I had seen previously.
> then tried to use the internet to search for a solution but I had another
> error that stated how many bytes of memory it took to load the page, and
> many I had. After this, I figured a free install of Windows Vista would do
> the trick. However, I didn't think it through before I had done this.
> than have one CD that installs all of your drivers and everything for you
> (like the computer I am using now), the CDs that came with the laptop make
> you manually install every little thing. Rather than do this, and
> all the programs I previously had, restoring back to my old OS (still
> would probably be the best bet. Which is where the Windows.Old folder
> in. I searched the Microsoft Support site for how to take these files and
> restore my old OS. I had a little trouble in understanding what they
> me to do, however, when I tried doing so, the install CD of Vista said it
> would delete any previous Windows.Old I had, so I canceled the
> So, there are multiple questions here; How do I restore my previous OS,
> all my files/settings and such? and upon doing so, How would I go about
> fixing the audio/memory problems? (given that they are still there after